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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:26 PM
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Its the flux capacitor....!!!!
no, i already guessed that.

whatever it is, though, it looks like it left a yellow ring on the interior.....




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Old 11-14-2012, 07:35 PM
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Yes, yes it is... It's like 1996 in Canada right now.
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Im going ot get a new e36 right now!

Ive always wondered if they rattled when they were new...
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:50 PM
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Stock BMW speaker amp. Or the rollover package.

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Yep, the !@#$ power amp. It started taking unauthorized breaks in music playing so it had to be replaced.

The pocket in the photo buried behind the seats is where the amp is on a vert.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:03 PM
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WHAT?

Im going ot get a new e36 right now!

Ive always wondered if they rattled when they were new...
Hilarious. Also, I did ask someone who had bought an E36 M3 new back in the day. He said his didn't rattle or creak at all when it was new, and suggested (correctly) that the plastic used in the E36 simply was not chemically stable, so it changes shape and hardness with age and causes fitment issues which then leads to all the noises. My car is doing pretty well inside these days, however. I got pretty much all of the rattles taken care of, but my glovebox does creak a bit on certain warmer days.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:56 PM
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:13 PM
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Hey, Ken. What did you find that works best for painting cluster needles? Nailpolish yes/no?


I found out that M3 needles don't fit the non-M cluster the hard way
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:22 PM
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:28 PM
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Hey, Ken. What did you find that works best for painting cluster needles? Nailpolish yes/no?


I found out that M3 needles don't fit the non-M cluster the hard way


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you used a hammer, bottle brush, and a c-clamp??
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Yes, this ^.

Seriously, as bright a red or red-orange Sharpie marker as you can find. Paint/nail polish is too heavy and will ruin the needle balance. I found THAT out the hard way.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:32 PM
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i knew that because i had taken apart my vert ALOT before i sold it. haha
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I found out that M3 needles don't fit the non-M cluster the hard way
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Yes, this ^.

Seriously, as bright a red or red-orange Sharpie marker as you can find. Paint/nail polish is too heavy and will ruin the needle balance. I found THAT out the hard way.
Red Sharpie





Dont color just color in one direction (like making a line) and try not to get white spots and notice them way later (like i did)
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:44 PM
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I'd forgotten you had a vert, Franklyn.


Today on the BMW Farm, we put the intake manifold/injectors/new coolant and vacuum hoses back on the 633. Still waiting for the cold start injector, fuel pressure regulator, and idle control valve from Pelican. I really like Pelican, but lately they've gotten where just about every order we make is held up because they have to order some piddly little part from BMW to fill the order. Last time it was two body trim mounting screws and plastic plugs that go over them (less than $10 worth of parts) that held up an almost $900 order. This time it was the $1.25 throttle body to manifold gasket! I said screw that, and made one, then called them and said scratch that part, send the dang order! A dime holding up a dollar.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:00 AM
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:30 PM
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Painted the needles with permanent marker. Came out pretty decent. Hope they illuminate nicely. I used the m3 glass cause it was a little nicer.

Brotip: toothpaste works great for removing scratches on plastic.



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Look a little somehting like this Cj.


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Old 11-16-2012, 06:47 AM
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today i recieved my stage one clutch kit headlights and tail lights after picking up the car 2 days ago i drove for two hours to get home and the clutch was dead.....

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:50 AM
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What makes you say that? Probably just the slave..... Jumpi.g the gun.

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:54 AM
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:44 PM
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haha the clutch was so bad i could take off in third by accident each time and got it going in 5th oncejust to see but i could be going down the interstate and if i pushed down on the gas to hard to accelerate it would slip out of gear and just rev up and id have to release the gas and push the clutch in again and let go for it to catch again haha but hopefully i can get the new clutch kit installed tomorrow

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:33 PM
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oh and i said that cause you cant get to move in any gear and i could deff smell the burnt up clutch at the red light and then boom nothing but it was way soft. so just going to put the new one in and bleed the whole system

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